View Full Version : The accent challenge

September 8th, 2011, 9:52 PM
What do you sound like when you say certain words? Want everyone on PC to know how you sound? No? Too bad! If you have a microphone, click this (vocaroo.com) super special link, do the accent challenge in the spoiler below and POST IT.

Record a message with the following criteria:

-Your name and username.

- Where you’re from.

- Pronounce the following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Pajamas, Caught, Naturally, Aluminium, GIF, Tumblr, Crackerjack, Doorknob, Envelope, GPOY.

- What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?

- What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?

- What do you call gym shoes?

- What do you call your grandparents?

- What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?

- What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

- Choose a book and read a passage from it.

- Do you think you have an accent?

- Be you a pirate or a witch?

- Do you know anyone on PC in real life?

- End audio post by saying any THREE words you want

mondays suck
September 9th, 2011, 4:12 AM
I tried this, but gave up - I just can't speak into a microphone without a conversation partner and sound like myself at all. Somewhere between artificial and super-awkward. I could try this a thousand times and never manage to sound at all like i do IRL. So, there's no way I could give anyone a realistic impression of how I actually sound in person, that's why I gave up on this.

Mr Cat Dog
September 9th, 2011, 6:46 AM
This was very fun: http://vocaroo.com/?media=vaWs1AppZ0RZCxc6c

Although I always sound weird when I hear my own voice.

September 9th, 2011, 2:59 PM
Oooh I was looking forward to do this, but I was at a friend's house so I had to wait until I got home! Anyways, here it is: http://vocaroo.com/?media=vE6KAh14WjVe4vyAW (http://vocaroo.com/?media=vE6KAh14WjVe4vyAW)

I'm sorry about the book part, I didn't read that one beforehand so I didn't have an english book anywhere near me lol. Aaa I sound so weird XD

September 9th, 2011, 3:37 PM
I finally had time on my own, so I was able to record a message! It's somewhat inaccurate, because I put a lot of emphasis on my speech, but I think thats more or less the way I talk nowadays.
CLICK (http://vocaroo.com/?media=vIA7NIp4SGMq6YE6j)

Shining Raichu
September 9th, 2011, 5:04 PM
OK guys, I've done two different accent challenges. I'll let you guys decide: which is my true accent?

There is this one (http://vocaroo.com/?media=v7PrpvF0fT9ROpoXf) and this one (http://vocaroo.com/?media=vrkSbxc9jUiFz2W26).

and yeah like Harlequin said, your voice comes out different when you know you're being recorded, so if I sound creepy that'd be why :P

September 9th, 2011, 5:21 PM
Here you go. (http://vocaroo.com/?media=vNkQCAq4c44GoDPCA)

I had to go outside because inside is waaay too loud. It's still really fuzzy aaah.

September 9th, 2011, 6:25 PM

this was mildly entertaining, and it appears i have the ADDs because i kept distracting myself with other topics. sorry :o) i almost have the urge to answer all ovp questions in mp3 recordings.

Shining Raichu, your american accent was dang good. Christoph, i miss talking to you!

September 9th, 2011, 6:29 PM
This is terrible cause I'm up close to the microphone and it's too early to re-record and idk if my voice makes sense at alllllllll. :(


September 9th, 2011, 6:29 PM

not the best audio but ya still fun to do

September 9th, 2011, 6:37 PM
Sorry about me speaking slow. This is just kinda awkward.

September 9th, 2011, 7:33 PM

My voice is pretty sex, ngl

September 9th, 2011, 7:35 PM

My voice is pretty sex, ngl

Mike wins.
Everyone else loses.
Cause you can hear me and Penetrait laughing in the background.

September 9th, 2011, 7:51 PM
This hilariously fun. XD


I love this! Also, bonus points to anybody who can guess what book I was reading from before Anna does. Just so you know, I am gonna share this link with her, and I am pretty sure she will get it on her first try. XD

September 10th, 2011, 12:49 AM
Yeah well, my laptop's mic sucks and I couldn't do anything about it. It's like I'm talking through a sewer: http://vocaroo.com/?media=vMzi8KhUEOHNPjQF2

Sorry guys ;_;

Patatas Fritas
September 10th, 2011, 3:11 AM
Okay my Microphone is really bad, but uh I actually did this
Even though I didn't plan on it sooo...


Have fun ;;

September 10th, 2011, 3:36 AM
This be my voicey accent thingy http://vocaroo.com/?media=vegPmX2dEPUKYqyj0
1000 point bonus to anyone who knows what I referenced with my 3 words.

September 10th, 2011, 3:50 AM
Pros of studying radio & tv production: I have a few professional programs installed on my computer to make the clip a bit more understandable XD

Still, I hate my recording voice SO much.


Liliana Vess
September 10th, 2011, 4:23 AM
http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/9/10/3193961//My sucky voice ;-;.mp3

People have been bugging me for ages to hear my voice. And this was probably the worse way to do it because talking on my own makes me all nervous and that means my voice messes up x3 cue mumbling, random inflections and a slight lisp :S
god i hate my voice :(

September 11th, 2011, 4:42 AM
I sound sick, fyi. I mean I am sick fyi. Chyeah.



September 11th, 2011, 12:48 PM
Did this the moment my parents left the house - Though my voice sound more pitch high than usual xD Especially at the start:

For those of you who said you hate your voice/ sounds weird. Your voices and accents are sooo cool :D

September 12th, 2011, 10:47 AM
Wow, surprised this thread got to so many replies. XD It's cool, though.

Here's mine. Pretty sure I said a bad word once or twice, that's just how I speak, so I apologize.
Didn't say anything ban worthy that I can remember, also I sound pretty sarcastic through the entire thing.


Back to listening to other people's now. XDD I enjoy this thread.

Edit: re-listening to it.. when I come back from grabbing the book I say "Good on ya", Australian expression.. It's not very audible, so FYI.

Captain Fabio
September 12th, 2011, 10:57 AM

I got bored and did it! I am so lazy! XD
Yes, there is a slight delay because I couldn't figure out if it was recording or not! XD

September 12th, 2011, 12:13 PM
It's obviously not the best and my voice is high and I had a coughing fit at the end and my nose is really stuffy and I'm really hyper but I'm done. So here it is. It's quite quiet and you might need to put up your volume.


Rogue planet
September 12th, 2011, 12:41 PM
I havn't listened back to this
to be honest
i really don't want to

edit: wow that is **** quality lmao

im dying laughing
i had to restart this three times because i said ****ing

Captain Fabio
September 12th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, Ryan is drunk! :D
Get a new mic!

September 12th, 2011, 5:12 PM
I was going to just upload it to some website, but every other website I tryed to upload it too didn't work, fortunately pokecommunty works, so I just attached it. I might sound nervous in this recording, but this is pretty close to what I actually sound like. I accidentally skipped the book part, but that's what happens when your nervous and just rush through it.

September 12th, 2011, 7:02 PM
I was told to do this

So...here's mine. I'm surprised that my Mexican accent wasn't all jumpy like other times. But meh, yeah, here's my accent/voice/recordedthingy. I recorded using the voice recorder from my phone, so expect superior quality. :D Enjoy. :P

September 12th, 2011, 9:59 PM
Megan and Jared sound adorable <3

Mine's a video, deal with it.

Also I think i missed a couple of words cause of distracted scrolling.

September 12th, 2011, 11:42 PM
I just can't resist these things, even though I hate the sound of my voice and how fuzzy Vocaroo makes it D:

Fine (http://vocaroo.com/?media=vsjKNVR3AhOP8Xncu)...

...I'll probably get cold feet and delete this entire post later. xD

Buttered Coat
September 13th, 2011, 7:04 AM
It took me at the very least 7 tries to get this done, and I still messed the final one up a bit (I stuttered a little whilst reading the book passage X3).

September 13th, 2011, 12:07 PM
Okay, I couldn't resist doing this, even though I'm sick right and sound weird all the time anyway. I really am weird though. http://kiwi6.com/file/8r5jys2423
I hate my voice so much...................

September 18th, 2011, 12:14 AM
Alrighty. Here's my shot. The tinny mic on my laptop isn't perfect, but it's alright:


I don't think I have a strong accent... but I tend to stick to the script too much when I have one and I'll speak more formally. Give me a chance to redo this when I'm in a casual mood, so my accent will sound more Aussie. :D Requests are fine, if anyone has them :D

September 18th, 2011, 9:48 AM
I did it, yeah ! I hope you will understand me despite my mistakes :P
I was so stressed to say something wrong.
Well, enjoy !

http://vocaroo.com/?media=vMKMQFwivUPXAzegj (http://vocaroo.com/?media=vMKMQFwivUPXAzegj)

September 18th, 2011, 3:16 PM
EDIT:...I'll redo this. I'll make a video. For some reason the microphone quality is much better on a video. Give me about twenty minutes to upload it.

Okay, here it is. I'm not amazing with forums so have a link. Warning: My accent is horrible. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaiebAgNkj8)
I've only recently gotten out of the bath, so I apologise for not being entirely presentable.

September 19th, 2011, 3:19 PM
Eeyup that's the voice that gets expelled from my voice box

September 19th, 2011, 4:37 PM
EDIT:...I'll redo this. I'll make a video. For some reason the microphone quality is much better on a video. Give me about twenty minutes to upload it.

Okay, here it is. I'm not amazing with forums so have a link. Warning: My accent is horrible. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaiebAgNkj8)
I've only recently gotten out of the bath, so I apologise for not being entirely presentable.
I have a habbit of watching videos and pushing the mute button then watching them again later, well I was listening to radio paradise, and your lips were moving perfectly to the words, now I shall never get that image out of my head. I just had to point this out, that is all. Also, your accent isn't that bad.

If you were wondering what the song was it was: Martha Wainwright - Factory (http://www.radioparadise.com/content.php?name=Music&file=songinfo&song_id=39010)

September 19th, 2011, 5:35 PM
This be mine, I guess?

I'm not much of a literature reader, so pardon me at the passage part XD

I also combined multiple mp3 recordings of myself doing the challenge split up in Audacity, so you will notice the breaks and pauses :\

September 19th, 2011, 5:52 PM
GAHHH. My voice sounds so weird to my ears. ._." And it's pretty low for a girl. >> I sound like I have a cloud in my mouth or something.

September 20th, 2011, 4:11 AM
I listened to everyone's voices, it's so cool hearing what everyone sounds like XD I randomly went straight into the pirate question without actually saying the question...XD Yup, just click on the player at the top http://www.4shared.com/audio/bNZM0evb/WORDS3.html

September 20th, 2011, 9:37 AM
I have a habbit of watching videos and pushing the mute button then watching them again later, well I was listening to radio paradise, and your lips were moving perfectly to the words, now I shall never get that image out of my head. I just had to point this out, that is all. Also, your accent isn't that bad.

If you were wondering what the song was it was: Martha Wainwright - Factory (http://www.radioparadise.com/content.php?name=Music&file=songinfo&song_id=39010)

That's quite amusing. If only I could actually sing.

And thank you.

September 23rd, 2011, 5:00 PM

I have a cold/flu thing so um. please don't judge my voice too much, I promise I don't normally sound that bad.


edit: jfc the audio is almost as bad as my voice. sorrrrrrry D: maybe i'll re-record when i'm on my own computer later this weekend.
I did re-record now that I have my own mic/laptop. it's quiet this time hahaha because my voice isn't back yet.

Overlord Drakow
September 25th, 2011, 4:43 AM
Alright, here is my attempt.


September 27th, 2011, 9:14 PM
OK, so here's mine. I don't have a microphone, so I recorded it with my phone. Sorry if it's bad quality. I was a bit of a smart-ass with this one; you'll see at the book part. :)

September 30th, 2011, 1:17 PM
I don't like the sound of my voice so I'm letting others decide if they like it or not.

September 30th, 2011, 7:33 PM
Gawd this came out so terribly, but I guess I like it, even if I keep forgetting to keep my mic at a good distance. XD

http://vocaroo.com/?media=vY3yzVPEhQbDaEFqQ <-keep the volume kind of low... and you also get to hear me laugh. Fun thing hm?

September 30th, 2011, 8:11 PM
This took a few tries... Thanks to those 2 nubs above for getting me to record. I'm shy and nervous and wondering why I am talking to myself on a Friday night, god bless ;///;

P.S: My last 2 words are "lol noooo" ;)

September 30th, 2011, 9:39 PM
Be amazed children. Chocolate for your ears.


This is my bored teenager accent.

Alley Cat
September 30th, 2011, 11:04 PM

Somebody should tell me if they can hear this or not. I'll delete it if I listen to it. .-. I don't like hearing my voice recorded.

Shining Raichu
October 2nd, 2011, 7:57 PM
OKAY. I've done it again, for real this time. I'm actually starting to not hate my voice so much lol.


Eliminator Jr.
October 5th, 2011, 6:54 AM
The coolest voices (in this order) were: Mentalii, Xyrin and Yoshikkko. And yes, I did listen to at least ten seconds of every entry that was done via Vocaroo or Youtube (took too long to download individual files).

Yoshikkko has a cool voice but it does sound like a very regular European accent so I'm not sure if it's just the nice accent or her voice in particular (it makes me want to learn how to speak Dutch though!). Usually I hate the sound of kids' voices but Xyrin had the coolest voice (and he's hardly a kid at thirteen but voice-hasn't-broken = kid just for all intents and purposes), very entertaining to listen to. Mentalii had a really pretty voice. That took me by surprise, because I once worked at an Italian cafe and my boss' wife had a thick Italian accent and a high voice and it was just really irritating to listen to her because it sounded like she was whining all the time - for some reason I just pictured a French girl's accent would either sound really low/deep or just high and whiny. But no, that was a really pretty voice.

Honourable mention goes to Archer. Very cool accent but I'm Australian myself and used to it so no points there.

Okay - as for my own voice, I'm going to try and keep it quick in the hope that somebody will listen past the ten second mark.


October 5th, 2011, 11:04 AM
I was nervous. Seriously, why does this voice recording thing make me so nervous?! D<

Anyway, here's what I sound like: http://vocaroo.com/?media=vNKVLjul3yTjndtW9
...I know, I know, I sound kinda weird. XD;

October 5th, 2011, 11:14 AM
I have the best accent.
...I also have nerves :\

au bon
October 5th, 2011, 12:08 PM
Oops. I'm feeling too lazy right now to redo this, but it looks like the mic picked up on the music I was listening to while I was doing this. Boooo. I'll record it later...:[



I'm sorry I sound so monotone, but I wanted to clearly pronounce the things so you guys know what I sounded like! :(

October 5th, 2011, 1:58 PM
Apparently mine has 0 views. :( Well, I'll reattach it. Again, don't have a microphone, so I did this with my phone.

Overlord Drakow
October 10th, 2011, 1:48 AM
Due to complaints, I made it so that you no longer need to download the file to listen to my attempt.


October 31st, 2011, 9:00 PM

Here's my very manly voice.

Erik Destler
October 31st, 2011, 9:13 PM
This is my voice oh god (http://vocaroo.com/?media=vs1AKODGEk1Um4mm9)
how embarrassing
also my voice is manlier than luke's girly voice